How To: Clean Your Dirty Hat

Jan 17, 2017

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Clean Your Dirty Hat


If you like wearing hats to the gym or just out and about then chances are you’ve have a dirty hat or hats. That’s just normal wear and tear of course, but what can you do once it gets dirty? If you try you throw it in the washer you completely ruin the shape of your hat. By then you no longer care that it’s finally clean because you can’t wear it anymore.

So what do you do? I would normally just throw the hat away and move on to the next one. However, I finally found a way to wash my dirty hats without losing it’s shape. There are many ways to clean a dirty hat I’m sure, but this is the method I used and so far it’s been working!

Just follow these steps and you’ll get yourself a clean, smell good hat!


  • Powder detergent (I used foca)
  • A plastic container large enough for your hat, with a lid
  • Warm water, NOT HOT!
  • Dirty Hat


  1. Fill up 2/3 of the container with warm water
  2. Place hate inside container with water, it should not be squished or compacted when inside, if it is then your container is too small!
  3. Pour in powder detergent, I didn’t measure how much but I used about 3 spoonfuls of powder and just sprinkled it on top.
  4. Place the lid on the container and shake your container really well. I mean REALLY well, like your butt should be jiggling if you’re shaking it right.
  5. Let container sit for at least 2 hours, I cleaned one and let it sit over night so if you forget it, it’s okay.dirty hat
  6. After the two hours are up remove the lid and pour out the dirty water, mine was really dirty when I washed my boyfriend’s hat!
  7. Take out your hat and gently rinse out the hatdirty hat
  8. Finally, hang it up to dry!

Before:dirty hat

After:dirty hat




  1. candy says:

    Never thought to clean hats this way. Glad I found this. But do you know how many hats my husband owns. Sigh I’ll be cleaning hats for awhile.

  2. karissa says:

    Great tutorial. I don’t wear hats but my husband does and I’m never sure how to clean them properly.

  3. Sabine says:

    Wow what a good advice! I don’t have a hat but this is amazing to keep using your cap!

  4. Sarah says:

    This is great! My hubby’s hats get atrocious in the summer! Ew!

  5. Jasmin N says:

    Wonderful tip! I’m not really a hat person, but I’ll recommend this to my husband ๐Ÿ˜€ He’s got a few & they look so awful ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Shahira says:

    Ooh. This is also an intestine idea. I usually use a toothbrush just for this purpose. It cleans up pretty well.

  7. Nora says:

    Great tips! I don’t use hats very much, but when I do it’s good to know how to clean them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Denise says:

    Great tip! I’m not a hat wearing person as they just don’t suit me but I will pass this into my friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ah! Never thought about cleaning my hat. Great tips!

  10. Awesome tips. I don’t wear hats except when its summer time. One can only think of all the dirt and grime is accumulated in a tropical country followed by sweating(yuck!). So thankful to come across this post. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  11. Sandra says:

    I often wear hats also and I throw it in in the washing machine when it’s dirty. But this is better, because it won’t damage my hat. Thanks for the tip! X –

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